What causes sinus infections?
What are the symptoms of sinus infections?
How do you treat sinus infections?
A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue that lines the sinuses. When sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, it allows viruses, bacteria, or fungi to grow more easily and cause an infection.
There are many symptoms associated with a sinus infection. Some of the common symptoms include sinus pain and pressure, headache, nasal congestion, cough, postnasal drip, fever and fatigue.
Understanding the symptoms of sinusitis is important to help determine the best treatment. You can manage your symptoms with home remedies like nasal sprays, hydration, rest, and using humidifiers. However, if you have questions about symptoms or if they last more than seven to ten days, you may need to see a doctor.
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Steps to relieve symptoms
- Steps to relieve symptoms
- Drink plenty of water
- Apply warm compresses around your nose, cheeks and eyes
- Sleep with your head elevated
- If symptoms are serious or last more than 7 day, see a doctor